NeuroD Research Roadmap Workshop


Shrigley Hall, Pott Shrigley

31st Jan - 1st Feb 2017

NeuroD; a network for Neurodegenerative Diseases research held it’s first Research Roadmap workshop on the 31st January at the picturesque Shrigley Hall north of Macclesfield. A two-day retreat conference where academics and representatives from across the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health and NDD charity organisations met to discuss research perspectives and begin developing the NeuroD Roadmap. The programme featured a mix of flash talks and group discussion sessions

Beginning by comparing clinical, dementia research and stakeholder perspectives in the first series of flash talks, the first day of the workshop then used these topics as a springboard for group discussion of applicable tools, techniques and technologies that might be used to streamline the clinical treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases.



Alex Casson - (School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering)

Nigel Hooper - (Dementia@Manchester)

Laura Parkes - (Division of Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology)
Herve Boutin - (Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health)
Francine Jury - (Division of Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology)

Matt Machin - (Health eReserach Centre)
Angie Parker - (PPV Informatics)
Gemma Stringer -(Division of Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology)
George Demetriou - (Healtex)
Daniela Montaldi - (Dementia@Manchester)

Sarah Clinch - (School of Computer Science)

Simon Pearce - (School of Mathematics)

Patricia Scully - (School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science)

Simon Harper - (School of Computer Science)

Jude Bek -(School of Biological Sciences)

Dan Morley - (NewMind Network)


The work produced during the group discussion sessions is now available here and will be used to inform the next NeuroD workshops  taking place on 7th & 8th March at the Museum of Science & Industry. Discussions over the two days fostered new relationships between delegates which we hope will translate into potential research collaborations further down the line. The first NeuroD Research Roadmap workshop was a resounding success and puts the project in good stead for the next event on the 7th/8th March.

For more details about upcoming NeuroD events and to get involved with the initiative visit the website here.